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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By x3brian
At 100k it's more just shocks and struts. They...

At 100k it's more just shocks and struts. They are basically shot at that point. Tie rods, bushings,ect are more along the 200k point with a suspension refresh.

Check your tire wear? Any wear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By x3brian
100k - What’s next in the maintenance schedule

I'm in the minority but at 170k on my 09 and I haven't had to replace any of the parts you have listed but the normal wear and tear items (all the fluids and tires...on 4th set).

I still have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By x3brian
Dependable shops for oil changes in Contra Costa?

I worked in Pleasanton for 10 years...I never found one. It came down to two options for me: east bay bmw or do it myself. I did option 1 when it was free and option 2 after although their prices...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,422
Posted By x3brian
DICE MediaBridge & DSP Adapter

Center console requires no tools that I remember to get to the digital connection. Open it up and pull the black inner liner straight up.

You will need to fish your hands to the bottom to find...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By x3brian
If it's done I would let sleeping dogs lie and...

If it's done I would let sleeping dogs lie and find a different shop. They will find a way to explain keeping your $61
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,361
Posted By x3brian
Another water Pump Failure?

Here's another thought....

According to the Bentley manual there is a very specific procedure to bleed your coolant system specific to the n52. When I read it, it was the first I had heard. It...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By x3brian
Rate my bill- Filters, transmission service

Nope. The x3 only has the cabin air filter in the engine compartment. That is a charcoal filter.

The engine air filter is in the engine as well up front.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By x3brian
2007 x3

Every Chrysler I have owned has its own color on issues. :). My wife is driving one now....don't get me started....lol. Even funnier her minivan has the same 4.0l at 88k with no motor mount issues....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By x3brian
I agree they are expensive with the n52 but I...

I agree they are expensive with the n52 but I wouldn't worry myself about it failing immediately.

As long as coolant is changed bi annually just drive. I'm still on my original water pump on my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By x3brian
I'm personally convinced it's related to cold...

I'm personally convinced it's related to cold weather climates and what is used on the roads (ie mag chloride).

I have never seen anyone from California or Florida post an issue.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By x3brian
If it's an 07 check the transmission sticky....

If it's an 07 check the transmission sticky. Build dates through 8/08 had a different control unit and have had serious complaints of erratic shifting and drivability. Not all 07/08 suffer but there...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By x3brian
I would suspect front differential before...

I would suspect front differential before anything else.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By x3brian
Nope. I have a Bavarian tech bmw scanner and can...

Nope. I have a Bavarian tech bmw scanner and can only read faults in the transfer case module.

Per the Bentley manual only a GT1 can do the reset. It is only needed though if your transfer case...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By x3brian
Just to clarify.... The counter is based on...

Just to clarify....

The counter is based on gallons of gas consumed NOT miles driven.

The statement above about long highway trips is true as you consume less gas per mile travelled.

I use...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By x3brian
The last time I had a dealer do all 4 it was $450...

The last time I had a dealer do all 4 it was $450 out the door.

This was fluid only though. I could see a dealer adding $200-250 for parts and labor for that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-08-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By x3brian
There is a fuse box near the battery. It actually...

There is a fuse box near the battery. It actually inline near your positive cable. It has fuses for high draw accessories like your audio amplifier.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 885
Posted By x3brian
What is the brand, size and age? Give us the...

What is the brand, size and age? Give us the specs.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-03-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,054
Posted By x3brian
^ I agree. It's a shame this happened and...

^ I agree.

It's a shame this happened and thank God you are alright but there is a point where personal responsibility comes into play.

Accidents happen. No one else was injured or involved...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By x3brian
Oil drip on Valvetronic sensor. Common issue with X3?

The part is about $350 and gasket is about $15. It is a fairly simple repair based on RR procedure in the Bentley manual. I would personally also change all of the spark plugs in case oil has seeped...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-31-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 640
Posted By x3brian
Ouch! Cabin air filter is 2 minute job and a...

Ouch!

Cabin air filter is 2 minute job and a $30 part

Fuel filter plus labor $140 max....$90 part 30 minutes labor

Transmission like above dealer charged me 250 when I had them do it the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,054
Posted By x3brian
Sudden unintended acceleration

No one is questioning your integrity. The two facts in front of us are this accident happened and you survived for the most part unharmed.

The challenge here is why did this happen? These...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-29-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By x3brian
E83 n52 intake valve cleaning?

I have only heard this is an issue in the turbo n54 version motor due to direct injection. If this was an issue we would have heard about it by now...

Plus...the n52 doesn't have direct injection....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By x3brian
Mine will be here on Wednesday!

Mine will be here on Wednesday!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By x3brian
X3 with 97k Miles?

Here is my take 98k doesn't scare me as long as it has a good service history. You are looking at a dealer car....it wouldn't be there unless it had clean records and passed there initial inspection....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 66,014
Posted By x3brian
To keep this thread balanced.... 09 with...

To keep this thread balanced....

09 with 165k. No issues outside warranty since purchased new that wouldn't be considered normal maintenance. Still on original water pump and thermostat. Let's see...
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